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Grizzlyman
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06/12/2018 03:21PM
I have to brag just a little bit... ;) and I wanted to share my new boat.

I just finished a new cedar strip build. I designed the boat and built it from scratch. I started building in December and just finished up a few weeks ago. It’s a 19 ft, assymetrical hull , 39” beam tripping boat meant for the whole family with a traditional look to it. White cedar , basswood, and walnut.

I’ve had it on the water a few times now and it will make its maiden BWCA trip in a few weeks over the 4th. Unfortunately, I have to put the ugly MN stickers on it :)

If you’re interested, I chronicled the entire thing in the builder’s forum. I hope the link will work even if your not subscribed to that private forum.

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Savage Voyageur
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06/12/2018 04:44PM
Just beautiful, you will be canoeing in style.
Othello
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06/12/2018 04:53PM
Quite brag-worthy. Strong work, and a beautiful ride. I really like the wood combination and strip pattern.
Dooger
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06/12/2018 05:25PM
Niiiice!
BenSki
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06/12/2018 06:17PM
Nice work! I really like how the walnut pops in contrast to the cedar and basswood.
alpinebrule
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06/12/2018 07:03PM
It ain't bragging if you can back it up and you definitely did.
unshavenman
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06/12/2018 08:26PM
Beautiful boat Grizzlyman! Let us know how it works out for you on your trip.
06/12/2018 09:23PM
That is just a beautiful boat. I am in the planning/saving $ stages of starting a build this fall/winter. If it comes out half as nice I will be ecstatic!

Congratulations!
andym
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06/12/2018 10:09PM
Very impressive. Here’s to many fine days on the water, enjoying your creation.
06/12/2018 10:32PM
Very nice build. You should be very proud of your finished work.
ParkerMag
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06/13/2018 07:38AM
Be proud - very nice!

Where'd the weight come in?
sns
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06/13/2018 09:25AM
WOW.

Looking forward to hearing about its performance up North!
ozarkpaddler
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06/13/2018 09:39AM
alpinebrule: "It ain't bragging if you can back it up and you definitely did. "

Amen, brother, took the words out of my mouth! BEEEYUUUTIFULL!
DrBobDg
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06/13/2018 11:57AM
Oh the first scratch in skinny water is going to hurt.....

If you sell it to me for $1.00 (I live in Wisconsin) then you don't need any sticker on it. I will loan it to you for a lifetime.

:-)

dr bob
BearBurrito
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06/13/2018 12:24PM
Very beautiful boat. A job well done.
Grizzlyman
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06/13/2018 03:23PM
ParkerMag: "Be proud - very nice!


Where'd the weight come in?"


Sadly it’s yet TBD. My scale only goes to 300 and I’m 250 :). I’ll get it soon.

Despite being much larger, it feels the same as my freedom. That’s due to this being my 2nd boat and better craftsmanship. I’d guess 70-75 as my freedom is 70.

Just to show how large it is, Here’s a comparison to a freedom- which is a larger canoe by itself 17,5’ and 36” beam. I think the freedom would fit inside it!!
Podunk
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06/13/2018 04:59PM
Very nice, impressed that you made up your own design. Made your own seats and yoke too by the look of it. How long did it take you start to finish?
Podunk
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06/13/2018 05:06PM
If you started planning in Dec and already finished you are the man! You have have bragging rights. Took me 16 months to build a 15' Ranger.
Grizzlyman
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06/13/2018 05:06PM
Podunk: "Very nice, impressed that you made up your own design. Made your own seats and yoke too by the look of it. How long did it take you start to finish?"

People always asked me this with the last one so I tracked every last minute I spent on it this time- And it was exactly 299 hours
Podunk
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06/13/2018 05:10PM
Labor of love. I always enjoy taking mine out and getting compliments while my buddy tells everyone I bought it Walmart.
pswith5
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06/14/2018 08:46AM
Pretty boat indeed! At that weight how does that yoke pad work? I have heard some people say ' puts too much weight on neck instead of shoulders' . Looks like you have experience with your freedom though.
Grizzlyman
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06/14/2018 10:29AM
pswith5: "Pretty boat indeed! At that weight how does that yoke pad work? I have heard some people say ' puts too much weight on neck instead of shoulders' . Looks like you have experience with your freedom though. "

Works great. I’ve heard that too but I chose this style because I find the horse collar type more comfortable for myself- it distributes the weight across your upper back instead of just on your shoulders- I’ve never found that comfortable.

In fact the reason the freedom pad looks so wonky is because I made shoulder pads and converted it into a horse collar.

To me it’s like if you were doing squats- the bar goes across your upper back.
Grizzlyman
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06/17/2018 06:48AM
bfurlow: "That is just a beautiful boat. I am in the planning/saving $ stages of starting a build this fall/winter. If it comes out half as nice I will be ecstatic!


Congratulations!"


You can do it! It’s an awesome experience- and nothing like paddling your own. I quite literally learned everything from canoecraft by Ted Moore’s. Keep us posted on yours!
 
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